Tuesday, March 23, 2010

No Wonder Poe Was Depressed.....



First we were driving up in blizzards. This week it was Baltimore in the rain. Had to be there at 7:30am for more tests so it was a long day. I didn't get good news - the tumor has not shrunk, but it hasn't grown either. They're also now worried about my liver.

When Steve asked how long I would be in chemo, the Doctor said they didn't have an end date yet. Despite taking me to Cheesecake Factory as a bribe, I spent the evening in a blue funk.

Picked myself up by finishing my homework assignment, "DC Sex Scandals." If that doesn't make you feel better nothing will!

Another thing that made me feel better - some of my classmates are participating in the American Cancer Society's "Relay for Life" at American University. The team is called "News at 11" and they've raised around $1,000 so far. The relay is April 17-18 at Bender Arena and they plan to camp out at the Arena. Go team!

Last thing to feel good about - Nelly's back and she brought presents from Paris!

4 comments:

Perri said...

Nellie looks Euro-fabulous!

gena said...

First and foremost: i love the picture of Nelly.

And the fact that you can be cheered up by working on DC sex scandals? well that's what i love about you.

but most of all i LOVE that the DC Sex Scandals page was written by none other than John Dean. Yes, THAT John Dean.

Diane Dimond said...

Brenda,
I'm glad you are able to talk about being depressed. That's half the battle - getting it out on the table.
But, being the rah-rah cheerleader friend that I am I'm going to urge you to look at the positive. The tumor hasn't grown. THE TUMOR HASN'T GROWN! That's the headline, babe.
So, what's with your liver - and most important - What were the Nellie presents??? Inquiring minds have to know.
Love you, my friend. Keep the faith.
Diane

felicia said...

The tumor hasn't grown. I am goimg to take that and run with it! That's great. But I understand if you're depressed; you've had to endure a lot, my friend. I think you have been gracious and strong but you are allowed to be blue and to bitch and whine a bit, too. We all do it for far lesser things. BTW, great photo of Nelly. Just great -- so young and free. You can tell she has had some great mothering. I mean that. I send you many, many best wishes.